Definition of Genus Nymphalis
1. Noun. Type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae
Member holonyms: Camberwell Beauty, Mourning Cloak, Mourning Cloak Butterfly, Nymphalis Antiopa, Tortoiseshell, Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nymphalis
Literary usage of Genus Nymphalis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1858)
"The genus nymphalis (Latr.), or apatura (Fabr.), contains some very large and beautiful species; the anterior feet are useless for_ locomotion, ..."
2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1880)
"Another of the same genus (D. Dubia), is scarcer. It has a lofty flight in woods. Eight species of the genus Nymphalis have been recorded from Natal, ..."
3. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"The genus nymphalis (Latr.), or apatura (Fabr.), contains some very large and beautiful species; the anterior feet are useless for locomotion, ..."
4. The American Entomologist (1868)
"... and which normally, like most species of the genus Nymphalis, inhabits the willow, but is occasionally met with on scrub- •In Figure 13», the left wings ..."
5. A Treatise on some of the insects injurious to vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1880)
"The genus Nymphalis* is readily distinguished by the following characters. Four-footed butterflies, with a long straight and slender knob to the antennas, ..."